Global superstar and seven-time Grammy Award winner Taylor Swift was the first headliner announced for Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2015 bringing The 1989 World Tour to the Great Oak Stage in London’s iconic park on Saturday 27 June.
Joining the most talked about artist in the world will be very special guests Ellie Goulding and John Newman.
BRIT and MTV Europe awards winner Ellie Goulding is one the UK’s best selling female artist having sold almost 20 million records worldwide. Her last album ‘Halcyon/Halcyon Days’ topped the UK chart, went top ten in the US and she has just had a UK top ten single ‘Outside’ with Calvin Harris. Ellie was one of the special guests Taylor Swift brought onstage in Los Angeles during her RED tour; the pair duetted on Ellie’s hit ‘Anything Could Happen’ and also her UK #1 ‘Burn’.
British soul sensation John Newman is currently working on the follow up to his UK #1 album ‘Tribute’ which featured the number 1 single ‘Love Me Again’ and was a top ten hit all over the world. Like Ellie, John has also worked with Calvin Harris scoring a UK chart topper with ‘Blame’ earlier this year.
Taylor Swift is the essential pop star headlining the essential event of 2015. Her critically acclaimed sell out 2014 RED worldwide tour saw her play five sold out shows at London’s The O2. With career record sales in excess of 30 million albums and almost 80 million song downloads, Taylor is the only artist in history to have an album hit 1 million plus first-week sales in the US three times (with 2010’s Speak Now, 2012’s RED and 2014’s 1989). .
Taylor’s critically acclaimed fifth studio album, 1989, is the highest selling release in the US since 2002 and is the only album to go platinum there in 2014. 1989 debuted at No. 1 in the UK’s official album charts, and after topping the iTunes’ album charts in 95 countries has sold over 3 million copies worldwide to date. ‘Shake It Off’, the first single from 1989, peaked at No. 1 in 64 countries on iTunes, including No. 1 in the UK where it spent twelve consecutive weeks in the top 10 of the official singles chart, and is nearing platinum certification. Taylor’s current single ‘Blank Space’ immediately skyrocketed to the top of the Hot 100 and iTunes singles chart in the US on its debut, making Taylor the first female in Billboard History to replace herself at no. 1 on the Hot 100 Billboard charts.
As the London date on her global tour, Taylor joins an illustrious group of headliners who have made Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park the best music experience of the summer and Taylor’s show on Saturday 27 June is set to be an unmissable day out!
Also playing Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park are one of the greatest live bands of all time, The Who who will take to the Great Oak Stage in London’s iconic Hyde Park on Friday 26th June with very special guests Paul Weller, Kaiser Chiefs and Johnny Marr.
AEG Live and The Royal Parks are proud to present the third year of this unique and world-class event, entertaining hundreds of thousands of fans over the past two years and 2015 will be no exception. As well as the huge ticketed headliners the midweek activities will return with free access for park visitors to enjoy film, music, sport and literature.
Tickets are on sales now from http://www.bst-hydepark.com